2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Glimpse of Life Around the World

Photography has been a great medium to capture the memorable moments to provide an everlasting joy. Every year various photography contests give the world some amazing photographs of life around the globe. This year too, over 345,000 photographs were entered into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.

The photographs were allowed entry across the four divisions of the competition and the best single images from the Open contest’s 10 categories have been announced. From the African wilderness to protesters in South America, the winning photographs are an exhibit of the beauty of life around the globe.

Each one of the 10 winners provide a unique perspective on the world in various categories including Wildlife, Landscape, Travel, Street Photography, Motion, and Culture. The winning photographers come from six various countries, with Australia having a particular stronghold. Australian photographers won top marks in the Landscape, Culture, and Travel categories.

The winner will receive $5,000 and have the chance to be named Open Photographer of the Year. The winner will be announced via social media on June 9, 2020.

Here are a few top runners of the winning entries from the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards Open shortlist.

This Sunny-side up egg is part of an investigation into the textures and shapes that can be created using compressed flour.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“The Cracked Plate” by Ian Knaggs, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Still Life

In “Life on Mars”, the full spectrum with an Infrared Chrome filter transformed this wild mountain landscape of the high peaks of Chamonix into another dimension.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Life on Mars” by Katie Farr, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Creative

“Fighting for the Planet.” The UK Student Climate Network blocking Westminster Bridge during a school Climate Strike.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Just Saving the Planet” by Tim Johnston, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Street Photography

Incredible beauty of Metamorphosis in the summer of 2019 in the Baltic states, Russia.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Metamorphosis” by Stanislav Stankovskiy, Russian Federation | Shortlist: Open, Creative

“Oh, I’ll play later. I’m gonna go for a swim first.” Diving dog in an outdoor pool in Colorado, USA.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“The Floating Pool” by Lior Yaakobi, Israel | Shortlist: Open, Motion

A high tide combined with the strong winds hitting the harbor wall at Newhaven in East Sussex, UK.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Under Siege” by Lloyd Lane, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Motion

“Blending unique colors and powerful presence.” Depicting the beauty of a woman from ethnic Hmong group living mainly in China and Southeast Asia.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Colour Sense and Soul” by Sawamaru Pokiru, Japan | Shortlist: Open, Portraiture

Moment of beauty after a downpour. A zebra crossing, an umbrella and a lone figure combine to present a colorful composition for this photograph.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Back Home” by Liu Jon, China | Shortlist:  Open, Street Photography

Roof pool in Singapore, November 2019. “The Pool” presents a brilliant color contrast in this picture.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“The Pool” by Michael Paramonti, Germany | Shortlist: Open, Travel

One of the longest trains in the world, the photographer stood on the iron-ore train in Mauritania to take this shot.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Riding a Saharan Freight Train” by Adrian Guerin, Australia | Winner: Open, Travel

“Standing tall.” The Photographer visited Fiumara d’Arte, an open museum in Sicily, showcasing sculptures made by contemporary artists.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Emotional Geometry” by Rosaria Sabrina Pantano, Italy | Winner: Open, Architecture

“Going Down”, depicts the demolition of four massive cooling towers of Ironbridge Power Station that took 10 seconds, in Shropshire, England.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Going Down!” by Alec Connah, United Kingdom | Winner: Open, Motion

Protesting in Latin America. The unrest range from a proposed end to fuel subsidies in Ecuador to a rise in metro fares in Chile, and feelings of inequality and a general lack of opportunity in Colombia.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Colombia Resiste” by Santiago Mesa, Colombia | Winner: Open, Street photography

Protesting against plastic pollution, photographer exhibits the “Dead Nature”.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“A Plastic Ocean” by Jorge Reynal, Argentina | Winner: Open, Still Life

Warm welcome Aussies extend to overseas artists in an Iggy Pop concert in Sydney Opera House, Australia.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Mark 5:28” by Antoine Veling, Australia | Winner: Open, Culture

‘Mirror image’. A solitary iceberg, set against the fjord walls in Northeast Greenland National Park.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Ice Reflections” by Craig McGowan, Australia | Winner: Open, Landscape

“Just cleaning each other up.” Two cheetahs licking the bloodstains off of each other’s faces after eating an antelope.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Tai Chi Diagram” by Guofei Li, China | Winner: Open, Natural World & Wildlife

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“Perfect gesture of exasperation.”

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Dawn at Walakiri Beach” by Hsiang Hui, Sylvester Wong, Malaysia | Shortlist: Open, Landscape

The alien atmosphere created by smoke venting from the ground highland mountains of Kerlingarfjöll.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Smoked Out II” by Jonathan Rogers, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Travel

The wonderful marine life of Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Nemo’s Nightmare” by Rachel Brooks, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Natural World & Wildlife

An old film camera paired with modern lighting equipment portrayed a girl for this gorgeous photograph.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Pan Katy” by Dmitrii Tulmentev, Russian Federation | Shortlist: Open, Portraiture

Fusion of the modern geometric forms of Brick Expressionism and the classical structure of Gothic architecture give a royal appearance to Grundtvigs Kirke, a relatively new church in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Vanishing Line” by Peter Li, United Kingdom | Shortlist: Open, Architecture

“A walk among the woods.” A small path in the ancient forests of the Anaga Mountains in Tenerife, Spain, will transport you into a magical fairyland.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Come On In” by Kai Hornung, Germany | Shortlist: Open, Landscape

“Dancing mangroves.” With water calm at dawn, some wonderful reflections of mangrove trees were captured at Walakiri Beach, Sumba, Indonesia.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibit Beautiful Glimpse of Life Around the World

“Dawn at Walakiri Beach” by Hsiang Hui, Sylvester Wong, Malaysia | Shortlist: Open, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.

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